The dangers of DIY Wills

If you choose to either draw up your own will or use an “off the shelf” DIY will kit it will undoubtebly cost you less than had you used the services of a solicitor. However, it is quite possible that…

BA Data Breach

British Airways has promised to compensate customers after 380,000 payments cards have been compromised after what the Company are calling a “sophisticated” theft of data from the BA website and app over a two week period from 10.58pm on 21…

Allocating risk under Building Contracts

Parties to a building contract are required to deal with a variety of risks that may affect them during a construction project. Some risks are common to most building projects but others may be project specific. It is imperative when…

Update – Free Movement and Brexit

The UK is currently scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and a transitional exit period is envisaged ending on 31 December 2020. There is still a considerable amount of uncertainty concerning the rights of EU nationals…

Sleep-In Carers and National Minimum Wage

In July 2018, the Court of Appeal reached a decision in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake. The case concerned the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) and sleep-ins and finally clarified an area of law causing much difficulty for…

Dismissal for Failure to Prove Right to Work

In the case Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Domino’s pizza, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) examined whether or not an employee who had been dismissed for failure to provide evidence of his entitlement to work in the UK…

The marriage is over all but in name

The recent ruling of the Supreme Court highlights the urgent need for divorce law reform in England and Wales. The effect of the court’s judgement in the case of Owens –v- Owens is that Mrs Owens  must stay married to…

Overtime

There have been a raft of cases in recent years regarding holiday pay and specifically whether and to what extent overtime pay should be included in calculating the amount of holiday pay a worker is entitled to for the four…